RV Quick Tips

The maximum pressure stamped on the sidewall of tire is the maximum COLD pressure. Tire manufacturers factor in the greater pressures caused when the tire gets hot during use. Be sure to factor the tire’s temperature when checking or adjusting tire pressure.
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Never leave anything on the counters while on the road. Items secured with non-slip mats, velcro or earthquake putty may ride okay but if you have to brake suddenly or have an collision, they may come flying forward and you don’t want to get knocked out by a flying toaster! Trailer owners may not have to worry about injury but do have damage concerns, If you don’t want it broken, put it away.
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Local cuisine is a special treat. Budget for meals out. Ask locals where the best places to eat are.
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When we travel, we tend not to think too much about nutrition and good diet. The last thing you want to do is spend more money upon your return on a personal trainer or weight management program to battle the holiday bulge and extra vacation pounds you have gained.

Ensure a healthy, balanced eating style, habit and choices, with the occasional indulgence and treat as opposed to throwing all caution into the wind and making it all about the food. There are so many other activities to do, so do not let boredom drive you to the only thing most people end up doing on vacation – eating, and way too much usually.
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Carry an inexpensive, fold-up raincoat or poncho. Being prepared for the occasional downpour saves the day.
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Consider inexpensive but thoughtful regional gifts for family and friends back home.
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Tom wrote to say that he disagreed with my tip regarding inflating tires with nitrogen. While I remain skeptical he made some good points. You can read his comment at http://rvtipoftheday.com/2009/03/filling-tires-with-nitrogen.html Scroll down to the comments section.
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  1. “The maximum pressure stamped on the sidewall of tire is the maximum COLD pressure. Tire manufacturers factor in the greater pressures caused when the tire gets hot during use. Be sure to factor the tire’s temperature when checking or adjusting tire pressure.”

    While this statement is true, the pressure stamped on the sidewall of the tire is most likely NOT the correct inflation pressure for YOUR vehicle.

    The correct pressure for your vehicle is located on the rating plate. For example, the tires on my Terry 28J are rated at 65 psi maximum, but the correct inflation pressure is 50 psi as stated on the vehicle rating plate.

    Jerry

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